Thank you for your time and effort relating to our recent recruitment process for our replacement principal. When our long term and amazing principal resigned at the end of term 3, the board were faced with a dual challenge, finding a replacement that fitted the board and community criteria for the role in a tight time frame. EP offered us the service that we needed, early engagement to firm up our application pack and managing the application process. EP have a structured approach and this means that the applicants are required to all provide information in a similar way, which made it easier to differentiate between them. Stuart provided guidance on shortlisting assessment and interview questions and strategies. Having an independent party to the process was immensely helpful. Stuart completed additional reference conversations on behalf of the board without bias and supported us through necessary board discussions. I would recommend EP to boards for recruitment processes.